I’ve got a bunch of interviews ready to drop, but this week I’m grinding out some serious print game (more on that shortly) so they’ll have to wait. But I can’t forget to mention the new J-Love mixtape, as Volume 5 is easily the best of the Street Savior series with a bunch of shit that I hadn’t heard or had only leaked in the last week or so. Here’s three reasons why this CD kills it:
Ghostface Killah – Shakey Dog (J-Love Remix)
“The white guy” handles his on the beat tip – nothing too over-the-top, just straight-up ill loops. A remake of the best song from Fishscale? Fuck yeah.
Cappadonna – Take A Look Around
Sorry Master Ace fans, this is no remake (thank fuck). To be honest, as much as Cap slayed it on “Winter Warz” and everything, his solo albums were hot garbage. But who doesn’t love an underdog? After having weathered some serious tests over the years (such as being kicked outta Wu-Tang after his manager was discovered to be a police informant) and starting from ground zero as a weed carrier for Ghost Deni (aka a Theodore Unit soldier), Staten’s most thorough cab driver is back on the map with his own material. The beat on this song is crystal meth addictive – on some feel-good shit minus the cheese. Shouts to all the single parents out there in the struggle.
Nas – Hope (Original Version)
I couldn’t even make it through the retail version of Mr. Kelis‘ last LP, but this is the kind of shit that has me going “Oh, smash!” in peak-hour traffic.
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